Sunday, March 11, 2007

Phrases, sayings and idioms

1200 phrases and sayings and their origins!  They also have fun categories, like fallacies (misattributed quotes, etc.)

Sayings and Phrases - meanings and origins

Of course, I have 3 books on the subject I haven't read yet:

101 American English Proverbs
Random House Dictionary Of America's Popular Proverbs and Sayings
Rawson's Dictionary of Euphemisms and other Doubletalk

1 comment:

  1. Each dialect has its own accumulation of astute colloquialisms. They offer counsel about how to live and furthermore exchange some hidden thoughts, standards and estimations of a given culture/society. These expressions are called "the idioms" - or maxims in the event that they are longer. These blends of words have (once in a while total sentences) a "metaphorical signifying" which means, they essentially work with "pictures".